Local Mayors Urge Everyone To ‘Stay Home’

As the number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to rise across the nation and state, mayors from across the northeast Tennessee region are strongly urging residents to stay home to prevent further spread of the virus in the region.In a plea to the public, mayors from Bristol, Kingsport, Bluff City, Johnson City, Jonesborough, Sullivan and Washington counties met – some over video call – with local health department officials in an attempt to drive the point home to the public – social distancing is important now more than ever.“We’re at a tipping point,” said Ballad Health CEO Alan Levine said.